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FILM ESSAY Why Jean-Luc Godard is Important : A Look at the Films of a Ground-Breaking French New Wave Director

Why Jean-Luc Godard is Important: A Look at the Films of a Ground-Breaking French New Wave Director


Michelle Strozykowski

blogs at Movie Noodle

April 21, 2010 Posted by | Godard, Jean-Luc Godard, New Wave | , , , | Leave a comment

FILM TECHNIQUE parametric narrative

Parametric Narration and Optical Transition Devices: Hou Hsiao-hsien and Robert Bresson in Comparison

by Colin Burnett [Senses of Cinema]

David Borwell’s Narration in Fiction Film {GoogleBook}:

Chapter 12 . Parametric Narration

Most of chapter

Chapter 13. Godard and Narration

Just the first page and a bit, but worth having.

Narrative in Fiction and Film by Jocob Lothe {GoogleBook}

Most of the first 36 pages of the introduction.

Defining Film Narrative


February 24, 2010 Posted by | film analysis, film narrative, film theory, Godard, Jean-Luc Godard | | Leave a comment

Film: Godard

Reading this review by Chris Petit of a book on Godard ( full of interesting facts about the man and film) of Richard Brody’s Everything is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard is a reminder of how sometimes it is often better to stick to the art itself rather its creator.

After reading the review I had welling up within me a feeling that if  that was what he was like and  that was his attitude, then did I really want to watch or re-watch his films? Well of course I do.

the life and the work problem for novelists has been discussed in several of my posts, e.g. on V S Naipaul.

August 13, 2008 Posted by | film directors, film [its techniques], Jean-Luc Godard | , | Leave a comment